The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to investigate the raging crisis at the National Health Insurance Scheme, Punch has reported.
The resolution came following a motion of urgent national importance moved by a member from Bayelsa State, Mr. Diri Douye.
The Governing Council of the NHIS and its Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf, have been embroiled in another dispute in the latest phase of the crisis.
However, on Monday, Yusuf dared the council by forcing his way into office at the agency’s Abuja headquarters.
Debating his motion on Tuesday, Douye told the House that the NHIS, a “very critical healthcare agency”, had been turned into a “theatre of war.”
Douye also recalled how the ES was twice queried earlier in the year by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole.
“But, he was surprisingly recalled by the Presidency.
But, a member from Plateau State, Mr Edward Pwajok (SAN), drew the attention of the House to the Establishment Act of the NHIS, arguing that the ad hoc committee should also find out whether the Council had the powers to suspend the ES.
“The law provides that Mr President shall appoint the ES on the advice of the Minister of Health.
The committee will summon Adewole, Yusuf and Ifenne to appear and testify at the National Assembly.